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Cleveland Film Fest Sets Opening Feature

By Rich Heldenfels Published: February 21, 2013

The official word: The 37th Cleveland International Film Festival, presented by Dollar Bank, is proud to announce that its Opening Night film on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 will be TOY’S HOUSE.  This CBS Films release is directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts and produced by Chagrin Falls native Tyler Davidson, along with Peter Saraf, and John Hodges; with Chris Galletta as screenwriter. 

Premiering to rave reviews at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, TOY’S HOUSE stars Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso, Moises Arias, Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, Alison Brie, and Mary Lynn Rajskub. 

The film is a unique coming-of-age story about three teenagers who, in the ultimate act of independence, decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods.  Free from their parents’ rules, their idyllic summer quickly becomes a test of friendship as each boy learns to appreciate the fact that family - whether it is the one you’re born into or the one you create – is something you can't run away from.

Opening Night of the 37th CIFF is sponsored by The George Gund Foundation in loving memory of George Gund III (1937-2013) – father, husband, philanthropist, hockey lover, film enthusiast, and a CIFF founding board member. 

Tickets to the Opening Night Gala are $125 per person ($100 for CIFF members).  The Gala includes the film at 7:00 p.m. at Tower City Cinemas, followed by a TOY’S HOUSE party and celebration of the life of George Gund III at 9:00 p.m. at MK Ferguson Plaza in Tower City Center.  Special guests TBA.

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